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Drabble: Sticks and stones

Fandom: Primeval
Pairing: None
Rating: PG
Notes: For primeval100: challenge 251: Sticks and stones



Sticks and stones


At school they’d called him a nerd or a geek, teasing him relentlessly. At University, he’d found like-minded people in Tom and Duncan, but that didn’t stop the occasional taunt from his classmates.

His mother told him the old saying, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me’ but, funnily enough, it didn’t help.

Connor saw one of his tormentors from school some years later, working on one of the checkouts at the supermarket and looking thoroughly miserable at his job.

Connor smiled; he chased dinosaurs for a living. Sometimes he loved being a geek.




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clea2011
Feb. 28th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! A friend of mine from school who is still in touch has had the same experience (well, without the dinosaurs!), there was the school bully in the middle of shopping centre, mopping the public toilets for a living. What goes around...
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
It is satisfying to see the kids who used to tease you, grown up and miserable.
freddiejoey
Feb. 28th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
We love him for being a geek! Very nice indeed.
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
lukadreaming
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Good angle!
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
telperion_15
Feb. 28th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Very nice! And good for Connor, recognising his own worth (and coolness, in this case!)
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Connor was always cool in his own, slightly geeky, way.
knitekat
Feb. 28th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yay for Connor, realising he's come so far.
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
When comparing exciting lives, Connor certainly has them all beaten.
kristen_mara
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)

Very satisfying!! The geek shall inherit the Earth *G*

ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Snap! I almost used that as my title...

Thanks!

deinonychus_1
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
yey! Poor Connor, but yey for the ending.
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
It would be satisfying to go from the one being picked on to the one saving their lives.
flaccidduck
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Just lovely!
ebonyfeather
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
joshinator
Feb. 29th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Thank you for a great Connor drabble
ebonyfeather
Feb. 29th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
tay_21
Feb. 29th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
HEE! GO Connor! That was fabulous!
ebonyfeather
Feb. 29th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
raptor_moon
Mar. 1st, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
Nicely done!
ebonyfeather
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
fififolle
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
So glad Connor got to see why those bullies weren't worth worrying about. Nice one.
ebonyfeather
Mar. 3rd, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
basched
Mar. 2nd, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)

XD This was fantastic to read Ebs! I can just picture that smile on Connor's face! Perfect brilliance!
ebonyfeather
Mar. 3rd, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
It's always nice to see the bullies taken down a peg or two.

Thank you!
cordeliadelayne
Mar. 6th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Aw, yay for Connor :D
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
samueljames
Mar. 9th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
I love that Connor got to have this moment.
ebonyfeather
Mar. 9th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I imagine it would be extremely satisfying for him.
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